Tag Archives: José Fonseca e Costa
Cinco Dias, Cinco Noites / Five Days, Five Nights (1996) José Fonseca e Costa, Paulo Pires, Sinde Filipe, Vítor Norte, Drama
Portugal by the end of the 40’s. André escapes from jail and has to leave the country. In Oporto, some of his friends find him a guide, a drunken quarrelsome smuggler named Lambaça, who knows Trás-os-Montes border well.
O Fascínio / The Fascination (2003) José Fonseca e Costa, Vítor Norte, Sylvie Rocha, José Fidalgo, Drama
A businessman on the verge of bankruptcy receives an unexpected inheritance: a large farm in Portugal’s southern province of Alentejo. But what seems to be his salvation turns out to be his doom. Fascinated by the story of violence committed by his ancestors, the previous owners of the estate, he becomes wrapped up in a hurricane of situations and sensations previously unknown to him.
Balada da Praia dos Cães / Ballad of Dog Beach (1987) José Fonseca e Costa, Assumpta Serna, Raul Solnado, Patrick Bauchau, Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Portugal, in the 60s, the corpse of a man appears on Dog Beach. The corpse is identified as being Major Dantas, a man sought after by the local authorities after his escape from a military prison where he was awaiting trial for insurrection.
Inspector Elia, a solitary man, believes it was due to dispute on political beliefs.
Has the investigation unfolds, Elias constructs a violent loving relationship between a beautiful young woman, Mena, and the fugitives…
Kilas, o Mau da Fita / Quilas, the Bad of the Picture (1980) José Fonseca e Costa, Mário Viegas, Lia Gama, Luís Lello, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Kilas is a pimp who lives happy with Pepsi-Rita, fading sex variety starlet, and both lives at the expense of his God-mother. Kilas is the elader of a small gang of tough guys, and the police is too busy to care. A mysterious Major – eventually from the secret police – approaches Kilas in order that his gang will set up a discreet vigilance on the house of a notorious anti-fascist person. Kilas is only happy to oblige, as he is being paid for the guys’ work – until the contract is upped to place a bomb in the house. Now, that’s too much even for a low pimp like Kilas! But – meanwhile he has a love dispute to settle with that house’s owner; and that is a real psychological conflict that Kilas would wish not to have…
Sem Sombra de Pecado / No Trace of Sin (1983) José Fonseca e Costa, Victoria Abril, Saul Santos, Armando Cortez, Drama
A young man coming from the high-bourgeois family, Henry, recives in the barrack where he’s getting the military service, mysterious phone calls from a woman who attracts him to encounters without consequences. Thus he learns what love and war have in common: the strategies, tactics, enemies, allies …